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Gibson wouldn't mind scheduled doubleheaders

ARLINGTON -- The D-backs are in the midst of an unusual part of their schedule, coming off a doubleheader on Monday at home against the Rangers and a rainout in Arlington on Wednesday after an off-day on Tuesday.

But manager Kirk Gibson said he wouldn't mind scheduling another doubleheader next season. The D-backs swept the twin bill on Monday, winning the two games, 5-3 and 5-4. They had two more games scheduled in Texas before the postponement.

"I wouldn't be against it," Gibson said. "We did two there, off-day to travel, and then two here. It's not bad. And you get the extra guy [which is a new rule in doubleheaders this season]. If you look at it the way it worked out for our staff, it gave everybody an extra day of rest, except [Brandon] McCarthy. If you look at it, how guys throw with an extra day, there's an advantage to it. Maybe the next start isn't quite as good, but I think it has a cumulative effect over the season."

The D-backs' pair of wins on Monday marked the second straight season they swept a scheduled doubleheader. They also took two from the Marlins, 3-2 and 3-0, on Aug. 22, 2012.

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